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Poster: Scrim Date: Nov 29, 2006 5:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What type of person is a Deadhead? (or What is a Deadhead?)

The movie "End of the road: The final tour 95" didn't paint a very good picture of what a Deadhead is. After watching it, I had a bit of an identity crisis.

(professional with long pony tail)

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Poster: Max Chorak Date: Nov 29, 2006 6:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What type of person is a Deadhead? (or What is a Deadhead?)

AS limiting as it sounds.. I really believe there are to main types of heads.. a touchhead.. and a deadhead..

I know it is inhibiting and all.. and turns it into a black and white situation.


you, patkelley.. well.. everything you described about how you aren't into the 60's and all that.. well. you my friend are the perfect example of a touchhead. I've seen other posts by you where you say 80's is your favorite and all.. it's not like its bad or anything, in my belief system at least.

As for those people like Henry Kissinger and all them famous people.. well -- I think there is a portion of them that really are true fans. I mean -- why come out of nowhere and voice to the public that you like a band that has such a negative connotation? PLus there is that ex basket ball player? and now he is an announcer, and I am convinced that he is a deadhead.

I'd like to compile or find a list of people with status or fame that are deadheads. I know Clinton is! \M/

Haha.. okay maybe he is not.. but he *did* say that Jerry Garcia is an "American icon"? or something of that nature.





My definition of a deadhead:

A person who has many quality and attributes.. such as inquisitiveness, intuition, a natural curiosity (inquisitive), bold, they aren't scared to stray from the norm.. spritually mentally or physically. I mean.. all deadheads are curious people. It's how I got into them at least. I saw that Stealie and thought, "What in the hell?" haha. Deadheads are intrigued, and intriguing. People that is.

There is a somewaht fine line betweem someone who merely listens to the dead.. and someone who is a deadhead. The difference is that we deadheads.. well.. we feel it. Maybe I am just stupid, but tell me if I am the only one who feels this music? It's live.. at one point in time.. you can go back to that point.. and right then.. bam.. on impulse, this musical material emerged. It's changed my outlook on studio recorded music. I really care for it a lot less, and find myself getting bored with a song, that there is no other versions of it to. unless of course you find some live stuff..

A deadhead is a deadhead is a deadhead.. to mock that einstein or freud quote "a pencil is a pencil is a pencil"

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 30, 2006 9:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What type of person is a Deadhead? (or What is a Deadhead?)

I think the whole Touch HEad thing was covered but just to add my .02 - I don't think there are many things DEad that are " black and white" as you put it. That's part of the beauty.

In Kung Foo voice" AH you have much to learn grasshopper"

Just bustin on you youngin.

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Poster: Max Chorak Date: Nov 30, 2006 10:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What type of person is a Deadhead? (or What is a Deadhead?)

And thank you for doing so.. because there is no other way to really learn (this quick)

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 30, 2006 10:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What type of person is a Deadhead? (or What is a Deadhead?)

No need to thank me for anything. Hey I've been meaning to compliment you on something. A few weeks back you said something very insightful for your age that really hit home with me. You were talking about what has changed in this Country that our Fathers and Grandfathers were able to support a family with a decent standard of living on their ONE income and these days it's getting harder and harder to do that on TWO incomes. I'm feeling that pinch myself all the time. I have a decent job and house, I do right by my kids but there isn't much if any left over before the next payday. It'd help if my ex could support herself and the kids for her 50% of the time but even then sometimes it's really discouraging to bust your a** and still wish you could do something extra. I am by no means feeling sorry for myself, I have a good life that I love, I'm just saying you really hit the nail on the head with what you said, at least for me.

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Poster: patkelley Date: Nov 30, 2006 6:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What type of person is a Deadhead? (or What is a Deadhead?)

Is this an insult? I'm as into the Dead as anyone else, I just happen to like the 80s and 90s more than the 70s and 60s GD music. If I'm not mistaken, you've never even seen the GD perform, so maybe your exposure level is more like a "touchhead" than a "deadhead." Plus- where did you get that term, from some dictionary of grateful dead things?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 30, 2006 7:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What type of person is a Deadhead? (or What is a Deadhead?)

wow!! nice job keeping you cool, man - not sure i would have :)

I really don't think Max understands where the term touchhead came from (it is somewhat of a disparaging term as I understand it). you don't seem like one to me though from reading your posts.

i ain't gettin involved in this one though - me shut up now

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Poster: patkelley Date: Nov 30, 2006 7:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What type of person is a Deadhead? (or What is a Deadhead?)

thanks for the support dire, i'm guessing he probably meant no harm. touchhead i think is supposed to be a fake deadhead who only likes GD for the drugs and party. if i had time for drugs and parties i might be a touchhead, but i've got my hands full with posting messages here. (oh ya, and my career)

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 30, 2006 7:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What type of person is a Deadhead? (or What is a Deadhead?)

no problem man - i don't think he meant any harm either, just came across wrong (thank god i never do that - lol) - just misuse of a somewhat disparaging term. your understanding of it is mine too - especially the stoned drunken yahoos who came out in droves during and after 87.